Repointing BlackpoolPropoint UK are domestic and commercial repointing contractors that are trading standards approved and all work guaranteed. We specialise in pointing for brickwork, stone and all aspects of masonry. We also provide specialist chemical cleaning services for brickwork and sandblasting for stonework. We have many trusted teams and offer our services throughout the UK including the Blackpool area.
What Is Repointing?
The word “Pointing” refers to the visible outside face of mortar joints, they show on the outside surface of the wall. “Re-pointing” (also known as Pointing Up) describes the restoration of the outer face of mortar. Repointing may be required after the mortar has been lost because of age and weathering. Over time, weathering and general decay will result in damages in the mortar joints between the masonry. This will allow water to penetrate, potentially causing significant damage and dangerous damp.
Our Blackpool Pointing Team
ProPoint UK have a trusted repointing and building renovation team for Blackpool. ProPoint UK provide brick wall repointing and almost all types of building restoration services for big business premises and residential houses in and around the Blackpool area.
ProPoint UK’s professional Blackpool team of highly rated craftsmen have a real understanding and dedication to the practice of aged exteriors. Our target is to recover a buildings brickwork or stone facade to its best standard.
The types of buildings differ, so the team use expert building understanding to pick the correct materials and craftsmanship suitable for that specific property.
“Pointing … is crucial to the appearance, stability and durability of Britain’s old buildings. The attractive appearance of this country’s historic walls owes as much to the character of the jointing as to the bricks or stones themselves.”
Making the Point, English Heritage, 1994.
When will a home or property need Repointing?
It is essential that you can determine when you need to repoint. The identifying process is pretty easy. When checking your wall, a good guide to go by is to measure the depth of the mortar against the height of the mortar. When the depth is bigger than the height of the mortar gap, it’s time to get repointing. You should also try using your finger to test the pointing, simply dig your finger into a joint between bricks and seeing if the pointing breaks away. You should try this in multiple areas of both the front and back of the house.
Commercial Building Repointing in Blackpool
We provide internal and external repointing services for commercial buildings in and around Blackpool. We repoint different types of commercial properties like office buildings, large retail properties, shopfronts, car showrooms, government buildings, schools and a large number of different commercial premises. We use the best mechanical repointing technology. The commercial repointing sevice we give is quicker, cleaner and includes a more durable pointing solution for commercial properties in and around Blackpool.
What is the cost of repointing in Blackpool?
Depending on the condition and quality and size of your property, repointing usually cost between £20and£40 per metre-squared in Blackpool. Your property might require scaffolding, this can increase the overall price. However, repointing is worth it. New pointing will likely last over 50 years, so you probably won’t require to do it again in your lifetime!
With repointing you will evert expensive repair works that may be required if moisture gets in through voids in the properties pointing work and increase the overall value to your house or commercial building.
Lime Mortar Repointing
Many old red brick houses and walls in Blackpool were constructed with lime mortar and it’s necessary to keep this trend is imperative to the health of a aged property or wall. For example, a many Victorian properties may likely have been built from lime mortar, not cement. So it’s crucial that cement is not used in repairs. If cement is used, the movement inherent in old properties can cause damage to the brickwork.
Brick and Stone Cleaning in Blackpool
As well as repointing, we offer a professional chemical brick, stone wall and Masonry cleaning in and around Blackpool. Using listed building and heritage approved methods, this includes sand and grit blasting and special abrasive water jetting (without the use of harmful chemicals). Any cleaning work to stone or brick needs to be carried out properly, using correct methods to ensure that no damage is caused. Each property project is different, this is why our surveyors check the property thoroughly and discuss a suitable cleaning methods for that project.
Blackpool /ˈblækpuːl/ ( listen) is a seaside resort on the Lancashire coast in North West England. The town is on the Irish Sea, between the Ribble and Wyre estuaries, 15 miles (24 km) northwest of Preston, 27 miles (43 km) north of Liverpool, 28 miles (45 km) northwest of Bolton and 40 miles (64 km) northwest of Manchester. It had an estimated population of 142,065 at the 2011 Census.
Throughout the Middle Ages and Early Modern period, Blackpool was a coastal hamlet in Lancashire’s Hundred of Amounderness, and remained such until the mid-18th century when it became fashionable in England to travel to the coast in the summer to improve well-being. In 1781, visitors attracted to Blackpool’s 7-mile (11 km) sandy beach were able to use a new private road, built by Thomas Clifton and Sir Henry Hoghton. Stagecoaches began running to Blackpool from Manchester in the same year, and from Halifax in 1782. In the early 19th century, Henry Banks and his son-in-law John Cocker erected new buildings in Blackpool such that its population grew from less than 500 in 1801 to over 2,500 in 1851. St John’s Church in Blackpool was consecrated in 1821.